- Using thought or rational judgment; intelligent: he seemed to be a thinking manMore example sentences
- But surely, you might say, she is an intelligent woman, the thinking man's posh totty.
- Turning children at the threshold of their teens into rational thinking beings is clearly not their credo.
- This is an insult to educated and rational thinking people of this nation.
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- 1The process of using one’s mind to consider or reason about something: they have done some thinking about welfare reformMore example sentences
- Leadership, strategic thinking and motivation are considered to be the key qualities of an effective CEO.
- Why have these discredited ways of thinking become so influential once again?
- Such offences, so the thinking goes, are of a lesser order and should not stigmatize violators.
- 1.1A person’s ideas or opinions: his thinking is reflected in his later autobiographyMore example sentences
- I think these are over-inflated ideas, and my thinking comes out of working with depressed people.
- Their thinking, ideas, and aspirations should be a part of the planning exercise for their city.
- I have no idea what their thinking is at this moment in time other than by reading their own public utterances.
good (or nice) thinking
- Used as an expression of approval for an ingenious plan, explanation, or observation.More example sentences
- However, his great stroke of genius was the lateral thinking he employed when he decided to use the same principle on a larger scale, on a different surface, thus inventing the lawn mower. Good thinking, huh?
- Now that's good thinking, but still not very heroic.
- It was good thinking, except I'd forgotten it was Tuesday and, on Tuesdays, the Post Office in Spilsby shuts at midday.
put on one's thinking cap
- • informal Meditate on a problem.More example sentences
- Settle into a comfy chair, get out your notebook, and put on your thinking cap.
- Now go put on your thinking cap, ration yourself thirty minutes for a little intellectual playtime, and read the whole thing.
- This play may not be for the faint of heart - be prepared to put on your thinking cap and engage it head-on.